School and District Performance Report Criteria
The Superintendent of Public Instruction will annually collect data and produce annual school district and school performance reports to provide information to parents and to improve schools.
The Superintendent will notify the public and the media by December 15 of each year that school and district performance reports are available at each school and school district and at the Department of Education website and office.
Each school and school district report shall contain the information required by this rule. By January 15 of each year, school districts shall make a copy of the state provided school and school district performance report available to the parent(s) or guardian(s) of each child enrolled in a public school in the school district by doing one or more of the following:
Mailing a copy;
Electronically sending a copy; or
Providing a link to a state or district web site containing the reports and also making copies available in local schools, libraries, parents centers, community centers, or other public locations easily accessible to parents and others.
School performance reports will include ratings assigned by the Superintendent School ratings shall be reported in terms of five levels.
The school rating system will be based upon the following indicators:
Achievement in reading and mathematics.
Growth in reading and mathematics.
Growth for underserved subgroups of students.
Student participation rates in reading and mathematics.
In addition to the indicators listed in subsection (5) of this section, for schools that are high schools or that offer grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 as part of the schools the rating system will also include the following indicators:
School and school district performance reports, in conjunction with electronic supplements of the performance reports, will serve as the means by which the state meets the report card requirements of section 1111 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).
The Superintendent shall produce a Policy and Technical Manual to provide school districts and schools with details of the data elements and calculations used the district and school performance reports. The Superintendent shall make the manual available to districts and schools.